Emergency Communications Response Vehicle
maintains a RACES Emergency Communications Response Vehicle that is
available for response 24/7. This vehicle provides communications resources
to the scene of an emergency, disaster, or special event.
workstations provide the ability to coordinate communications using both
amateur radio and public-safety radio systems.
first operating position behind the driver (for HF, packet, APRS, and visual communications)
consists of a Yaesu FT-100D amateur HF/VHF/UHF transceiver, a Kenwood
TM-D700A amateur 144/440 MHz dual-band transceiver, a Kenwood VC-H1 visual
communicator, and three video monitors. It can send and receive amateur and slow-scan
second and third operating positions consist of Kenwood TM-742A amateur VHF/UHF
transceivers, Vertex Standard VX-4000 public-safety radios, and Motorola 800
MHz public-safety radios.
vehicle has two cellular phones, a telephone switch, computer network with
printer, and an on-board generator for emergency power.
dimensions of this vehicle are:
Length: 21 feet, 10
Width: 7 feet, 4 inches
Height: Approximately 8
feet, 8 inches (10 feet, 6 inches including antennas)
vehicle does not have four-wheel drive and is not intended for off-road use.
keeping with the role and mission of the
program, this vehicle will certainly benefit the Cities and
by having such a tremendous resource at their disposal.